Holy Cross Rallies Past Loyola 64-57 for 1st Patriot League Win of Season
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
“We said these are the things we are going to focus on, take your time, don’t shoot fast and just get the shot that you are going to make and for the most part we did that,” said Holy Cross head coach Bill Carmody in his post-game press conference.
With the win, Holy Cross snaps a five-game losing streak and improves to 4-11 overall. They are 1-3 in the Patriot League.
Holy Cross Rallies in 2nd Half
Holy Cross trailed by 11 points, 35-24, with 15:57 to play in the game.
They then trailed 39-30 just a few minutes later before going on a 20-2 run to take a 50-41 lead.
During the run, freshman guard Austin Butler scored eight of his 12 points to lead the Crusaders.
Loyola got within one point on two different occasions, however, Holy Cross knocked down six of eight free throws in the final 35 seconds to seal the win.
Holy Cross returns to action on Thursday, January 11 when they visit Navy.
Game time is set for 7 p.m.
Related Slideshow: 10 Biggest Games in Holy Cross Basketball History
Holy Cross vs Michigan in NCAA Tournament
The game marked Holy Cross' first NCAA Tournament appearance in 21 seasons.
After leading 72-70 with less than 5 minutes to play, the Crusaders fell 92-81.
Holy Cross was led that season by Ronnie Perry, however, he was injured for this game.
Holy Cross vs Duquesne - NIT Championship game
Holy Cross won the NIT Championship game 71-62 over Duquesne.
The Crusaders were led by Togo Palazzi who was named MVP of the tournament.
Palazzi went as the number one pick in the NBA Draft to the Boston Celtics a couple of months later.
- NEW: Holy Cross Basketball Announces Completion of Coaching Staff
- Holy Cross Basketball Announces 2015-16 Schedule
- Holy Cross Basketball Picked to Finish 8th in Patriot League
- Holy Cross Basketball 2015-16 Season Preview
- NEW: Bill Carmody Named Holy Cross Basketball Head Coach
- NEW: Milan Brown Fired As Holy Cross Basketball Coach
- 6 Questions With Holy Cross Basketball Forward Amy Lepley
- 6 Questions With Holy Cross Basketball Guard Alex Smith
- Holy Cross Basketball Season Preview
- 10 Biggest Games in Holy Cross Basketball History
- Holy Cross Basketball to Play in Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational in 2016-17
- Holy Cross Basketball Picked 4th in Patriot League Preseason Poll
- Holy Cross Basketball Set to Face UMass at DCU Center
- Holy Cross Basketball to Unveil 2016 Patriot League Championship Banner Sunday
- Former Holy Cross Basketball Star and Game of Thrones Actor Fingleton Dead at 36
- Holy Cross Basketball Asst. Coach Kennedy to be in Tonight’s “House Hunters” Episode
- Holy Cross Basketball Releases 2016-17 Season Schedule
- Holy Cross Basketball’s Cullen Hamilton Honored With Richard Maloney Award
- Holy Cross Basketball to Play UMass at DCU Center on November 20
- Holy Cross Basketball Names Joe Scott as Assistant Coach
- Holy Cross Basketball Announces 2017-18 Non-Conference Schedule